Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the silver five-ounce format (abbreviated as 5 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This coin is part of the Gods of Olympus series of premium bullion coins by the Perth Mint, and is dedicated to Ares (Ancient Greek: Ἄρης), the Greek god of courage and war.

He was one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. The Greeks were ambivalent toward him. He embodies the physical valour necessary for success in war but can also personify sheer brutality and blood lust, in contrast to his sister, the armoured Athena, whose martial functions include military strategy and generalship. The counterpart of Ares in Roman mythology was Mars.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage 500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: five troy ounces of 99.99% silver (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum. the Latin word for silver).

Below the portrait are the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

The portrait of the Queen has a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts Ares in the midst of a battle wearing full body armour, holding a spear and shield.

Around below, the inscription ARES. The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right. The designer's initials JM, for Jennifer McKenna, are below left.

The figure of the god and the inscription have a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Reverse Inscription ARES
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces (450 coins), or antique (50 coins).
Packaging: in capsule, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity by LPM (exclusive distributor).
Release date: July 2023.
Release price: US$ 214.38.

The coin was issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as there was no portrait of the king approved for use in Tuvalu yet, the obverse of the coin portrays a "Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse" with the dates of her reign - "1952 - 2022".

See also

Coins in the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus series include (ordered by design / metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold, Zeus, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Zeus, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus, Tuvalu 2014
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Zeus, Tuvalu 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, Tuvalu 2014
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hades, Tuvalu 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Ares, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Apollo, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Apollo, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Apollo, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hephaestus, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hermes, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera, Tuvalu 2015
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena, Tuvalu 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2015
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Demeter, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Artemis, Tuvalu 2023
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Artemis, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Artemis, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hestia, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver (with Antique version), Artemis, Tuvalu 2023

Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares: Known varieties
Variety Antique Finish
Images Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares / Antique Finish - obverse photo Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares / Antique Finish - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 50 (included in total)
Details

Release price: US$ 699.95.

All (43) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
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Silver Five Ounces 2014 Chinese Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Chinese Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2018 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Chinese Zodiac - Twelve Lunar Animals 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2019 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2019 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and Phoenix 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2019 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Signs of the Zodiac 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Chinese Legends - Guan Yu 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Signs of the Zodiac 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Fu, Lu and Shou 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Mythical Creatures 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Legends - Zhao Yun 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Signs of the Zodiac 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Rising Phoenix 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Nine Planets 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Chinese Zodiac - Twelve Lunar Animals 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Signs of the Zodiac 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Zodiac - Twelve Lunar Animals 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Fu, Lu and Shou 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Dragon 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Double Tiger 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Artemis 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2023 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.9000 mm
Thickness7.500 mm
Mass155.5330 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-MGQZ-OYJD
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